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  • FAT Brands prices whole biz ABS to fund acquisitions

    FAT Brands prices whole biz ABS to fund acquisitions

    Restaurant franchise operator FAT Brands priced a private $144m whole business securitization, its latest move to secure additional capital for its acquisition growth strategy. The transaction closed a day early due to oversubscription, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Divergence on ABS is healthy, just don't touch STS

    Divergence on ABS is healthy, just don't touch STS

    As the securitization regimes in the UK and the EU begin to diverge, the changes made so far will do little long-term damage and there are even potential benefits, as long as rule makers on both sides of the English Channel stay true to the 'simple, transparent and standardised' (STS) principle.

  • Germany, Belgium join battle over Taxonomy credibility as it goes to wire

    Germany, Belgium join battle over Taxonomy credibility as it goes to wire

    Hectic negotiations and lobbying are going on at the European Commission about the Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities, in the last day before it is due to publish the detailed rules. Key countries including Germany have changed their positions, GlobalCapital can reveal, while supporters of gas and nuclear power are digging in. Battlelines are now being drawn over the timing.

  • BHG preps second healthcare loan ABS

    BHG preps second healthcare loan ABS

    Bankers Healthcare Group (BHG) is returning with its second securitization backed by loans made to high-earning medical professionals. The healthcare consumer lender is expected to see its newest deal well subscribed, considering its popularity last year and its relatively high yield ranging from 2% to 5%.

  • Banca Progetto adds to Italian CQS securitization flow

    Banca Progetto adds to Italian CQS securitization flow

    Banca Progetto, an online bank backed by Oaktree Capital, is bringing an Italian consumer transaction securitizing payroll-deductible loans, with the majority originated slightly before or during the pandemic. The issuer has mandated BNP Paribas on the transaction.

  • Biden infrastructure plan boosts equipment ABS outlook

    Biden infrastructure plan boosts equipment ABS outlook

    The $2tr infrastructure plan proposed by president Joe Biden is now under review in Congress, where it is expected to go through a process that will reduce its scope and size. The comprehensive terms of the bill include plans to create millions of jobs in agriculture and construction, which will serve as a boon to the equipment ABS sector.

  • EU eyes separate gas law, leaves harmful bioenergy in Taxonomy

    EU eyes separate gas law, leaves harmful bioenergy in Taxonomy

    The European Commission is set to put forward a new solution to the intense battle over the EU's sustainable finance Taxonomy, between green finance supporters and EU member states that want to safeguard their plans to use gas, GlobalCapital has learned. This would appear to involve leaving gas out of the sustainable category of the Taxonomy, as environmentalists have demanded, and making a "separate legislative proposal" to deal with gas and nuclear power.

  • Diamond prices timeshare ABS as domestic travel prospects improve

    Diamond prices timeshare ABS as domestic travel prospects improve

    Diamond Resorts returned to the securitization market after a two year hiatus, pricing at one of the tightest spreads the issuer has seen to date all across the capital stack. Sources say they attribute the tight spreads to improving prospects for domestic travel, as consumers are looking to scratch their pent up urge for leisure travel by visiting nearby hotels rather than go abroad.

  • Oodle to sell excess spread notes as auto ABS compresses

    Oodle to sell excess spread notes as auto ABS compresses

    Oodle Car Finance is selling further down the capital structure than ever before with its latest Downson auto ABS. It has added excess spread notes to the offering as well as a full stack of principal-backed notes following spread compression in auto ABS driven by scarcity.

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